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, u- Sor» Waste Paper! It is valuable I o the War EHort! Watch this paper tor CoHection Dataf •V- 1 BLYTHETILLE COURIER NEWS _ _ ______ _ , THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHEAST ARKANSAS AND SOUTHKAST MISSOURI VOL. XLI—NO. 136 Blytheville Dally News Blythevllle Herald Blythevllle Courier Mississippi Valley Leader BLYTHEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, 1944 TODAY'S WAR ANALYSIS— 'Straight Road' For French From Disaster To Victory By JAMES HARPER United Frew Staff Writer "From disaster to victory, the straight line is the shortest and surest rbutc." That was the message to Frenchmen in 1942 from the gallant general who promised to breathe life into a dying France. "We have chosen the hardest « ; road," said General DeGaulte, "but also the most Intelligent, the right road . . . For In the extremity to which France has fallen, there are no possible compromises or hnlf- way measures, What would have become of our great country 1( Joan of Arc, Danton, and Clemcnceau had wished to make concessions. From disaster to victory, the straight line is also the shortest and surest route." DcGau.lle Sparks Campaign That, as we said, was more than two years ago. The Germans were advancing in Russia, and deep In Egypt. The Invasion of North Africa was yet to come. The battle ot Stalingrad was months away. File No Charges Against The CIO Right To Broadcast To Service Men Denied Socialists Everywhere Hitler's star was climbing toward Its zenith. The French had been shackled to the chains of German oppression for two years. The collaborationists had taken firm hold of their prostrate country. The pro-Nazis who had from behind their false In 1940 were in full sway. - To many Frenchmen, this straight road was hard to take. But the mass of the people still clung to the hope, aroused by the words De- Gaulle proclaimed after he left France. "France has lost a battle," he said then, "but France has not lost. Let us fight." And later came these words: "The duty of every Frenchman of every •Frenchwoman is to fight actively by every possible means against the enemy and Ihe men ol Vicliy who are his henchmen. To these and to the enemy, the French owe nothing but to drive them out sabotage their orders and hate their very sight. "National liberation , cannot be separated from national insurrection," he continued. "Since the world exists, several : great-- coimuerors claimed to dominate' lj.1 None 'succeeded be cause 'sbine' great mistake always falsifies the' reckoning of ev r ery one of them at" the decisive moment.. The. Frpric.h'ineople Jiaye ;Eg; ' " guii to "show -how and-why- : HitIei was mistaken in his judgment o them. Hitler may go down In de'fea because he .thought' he could dispose of France."--v ,.- ; That also was said two years ago. And for a time, the Allied world wondered whether "Frenchmen had heard these words, whether -these stirring phrases had reached their SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS' Romania, First Nazi Satellite to Break Away ~ By United Press • The special House committee^ to nvcstlgate campaign expenditures las ended its first week of h»ar- ngs without a single complaint being filed with it by a House member. Previous reports Indicated that several congressmen would protest against the political activities of he CIO. Chairman Clinton Anderson of New Mexico says some House members urged him to take action against the CIO Political Action Committee before his group's organization. But none has filed a :onnal protest. Fear Wrath of CIO Committee members suggest that the congressmen who have weathered the storms of the CIO opposition do not waiil to make a kick for fear of even greater opposition from the committee in November. Anderson says the most the committee probably can accomplish will be to recommend legislation to supplement present laws on campaign expenditures. He adds that when the hearings are over the committee will have a thorough knowledge of CIO campaign efforts. The'com- mittee Is scheduled to meet Monday '•! to hear testimony from CIO Chairman Sidney Hillmari and his assistant C. B. Baldwin. 1 Meanwhile, the CIO has marie f. gesture toward ending the current Verbal, baltle between it and the AF : of>!,: L<'n-:pecaux; .editor of the pIO.; News,-says the CIO has soucht BESSARABIA: Greot groin' •reo, token from Soviit In I918.1$;byult!motum, 1939, Redi ittook It, plus northern tticorlna, part Moldovlo Recoptured by Romania 1941 HUNGARY TRANSYLVANIA: Long •ubjtct of discord bt- twcin Hungarian and Romanian "alliti." Tallin from Hungary by Romania, 1919; return ol 2/3 (creed by Noii tdiet of 1940 Romanian! fight Nasli 01 both r til cat bllort Red dr!»« to (hi toulh ROMANIA ODESSA: Tak.n In 1941 by RomanFani ol a high casualty eoit. Cones provoked anrl.wor and anil-Nail prottitl tin. million Icini; bombed by Allies and threatened by Reds be fore Romania quit war YUGOSLAVIA BULGARIA: Eogt regain Dobrujv, tqlc- in by Romania; 1913, woi firtr lottlliM to male* p«ac* ntov« hearts. But this week the answer came, Four days after Red aiinics broke through her last frontiers .in Hie north, Romania surrendered and tleclarcd .herself, an "ally" of the United Nations. As the Russians drove south l.wnrd the Plocsll : oil fields and Bucharest, Romanian troops battled (lie retreating Niuls. Blytheville's Playground Activity Gives Re/ief To Busy Mothers Busy wartime mothers of Dlythe-'llinc invny from home, and'it w|as ville have greatly benefited from helpful to me. to knosv that \ they came in Paris and all over France, 'pie people hab) remembered they were the decendents of Robspierre and Danton. A'mpdern French revolution raged through the streets of Paris and other cities. From their homes, their cellars, their hills, the French emerged to take their places behind the barricades. . The straight road was the hardest, but It was the shortest from military disaster to victory. Bijt what of the pbiitlcal road to victory. Was it also straight? Were there to be "no concessions, no possible compromises?" General De- Gaulle said no. And he stuck to his guns. But it was as hard battle as the military one. The first success came just four years ago this month. At that time, General DeGaulle said: "The Brit ish Government pledges to rc-estab- ; Ush In full after victory, the Inde- »J(endence anil the greatness of yf France." The next major success came a year ago this month, a year ago today In fact. Both the United States and Great Britain recognized the French National Committee of Liberation. The third step came yesterday, Two agreements were signed—one between General DGaulle and 'the British Government, the second between General DeGaullc's cgm- manctcr of the Forces of the Interior and General Elsenhower, representing the United States. To be sure, these agreements are officially termed "temporary and practical In character." But this doesn't detract from their Importance. They cover all the points on which it Is now necessary to have an understanding with what a tantamount to a ?Yench provisional government. They pertain to civil administration and jurisdiction, the disposition of captured war material and property, the distribution of civilian relief supplies, currency matlcrs and Ihe dissemination of publicity. This places a vast amount of responsibility In General DeGaullc's ihands, but In return the Allied . governments have to promise that I free elections will come later. The road has. been straight, all the way from disaster to victory. General Wants To See Progress In Hot Springs HOT SPRINGS, Ark., AUg. 26. (UP)—Maj. Gen. Richard Donovan, commander of the Eighth Service Command, has arrived in Hot Springs to look over the progress of arrangements for the Army's redistribution and recreation program. The general emphasized the fact tha', he was not oh "an Inspection trip." He says he realizes that Col. John P. Wheeler, who is in charge of the program, and his stafT hnvc a big task raid he Just wants to "see how they are getting along," 'of L' and 'other- progressive" or 1 ganlzations for common political purposes..: Decaux adds that the GIO is trying to keep all organizn- lonal rivalry with the AFof Lout of this campaign and Is seeking advantages for all American labor. Rules Ajrainst Socialist Broadcast Turning to the nation's capital — ,wo Republican senators charge that White House pressure has caused the War Department to reverse Its decision to let the Socialist larty broadcast to troops overseas. Senator Homer Ferguson of Michigan says the Socialists should appeal the new War Department decision directly to the President. And Senator Kenneth Wherry : of Nebraska has called for a Senate investigation of War Department de- jlsfons. , . • The Socialists had asked permission for the broadcast on grounds ;hat President Roosevelt's recent speech, at Bremerton, Wash., .was n political address. Under.the Soldier Vote Law, all political parties with presidential candidates in at least six states are entitled to equal radio time In broadcasting to scrvice- icn. Yesterday, the War Department announced that it would grant the Socialist party's request. But six hours later, Assistant Secretary of War Joseph McCloy reversed the decision .holding that the President's Bremerton report was not a political speech. the Blythcvlllc Playground Program In Us first year of existence this Summer, as evidenced from the remarks of.aprcciativc mothers Whose children were among those Who worked and played at the four playgrounds at Walker Park, Lange school, Central school and Harrison Negro school. 1 .Mothers Appreciative : "I cnn't say'enough about how much good the playground has done boys, arid how much they have'' learned",''Mrs. C. B. Young said. Her two , sons, Ben and. Bu- fdrd, werciregular-players at Walker Park. Their two ,ponies .helped provide' entertainment for the other youngsters at the playground. 1 'Mrs. Russell. Hall of Pride Subdivision beamed her approval. "I didn't have to" go out and look for Jodie every • few minutes. I knew that he was safe at the playground which was a great relief." Jodie, age six, attended thc'Lange Playground regularly, both afternoon and mornings. He missed only one day during the' entire Summer. His older brother, Lcroy, also was a regular player. • Another Prldo Subdivision mother said, "They have learned to do things for themselves, but best of all, they have learned to be kind to each other." Opportunity For Children Mrs. Gene Dickinson of South Highway 61 also expressed the belief that the playground was beneficial to the children -In teaching them to get along well with each other. "My daughter, Jan, enjoyed it tremendously, and I'm sure that the children enjoyed It as much as the mothers did". A father, Russell Campbell, 1301 West Hearn, commented on the great times that the children seemed to have.'"It is a wonderful opportunity for them", he said. Mrs. T. J.' Bailey of 1100 Holly said that her children had profited greatly from the supervision re- vere In good" hands at the playground. Her two children, 'Carol Ann aiid -'reddle, played at 'Central. Two grandmothers were enthusiastic In their praise. Mrs. McFa'r- and of North Tenth street'' said, "It's certainly a b°on to gVand- nothers. When the little ones came o visit, the playground solved'a lot of. problems. . '.-,•'! Fine For Pre-Schnnl Child And another grandmother,^ Mrs, H. B. Oakcs. 809 West'Ash, sauY"H was so much quieter at "home-with the children at the playgroijW where' they 6an play J u>* their hcnrts content." "The playground helped prepare my six-year-old daughter, for her first year at school", Mrs. Gordon Hcrrlck of 1C25 West Main said "Attending the playground helped her to learn to mix with the othci youngsters her age. I do hope they continue the program". Mrs. Ehvood Scott of -408 Ensi Kentucky told of her daughter'; enthusiasm for the playground "She liked It so much, and she was particularly Interested In the play presented by the youngsters at their final celebration Thursday night." Leachville Youth Heads State FFA Denver Johnson Named President of Future Farmers Dcnvcr Johnson of Leachville was elected president of the Arkansas Chapter of the Future Farmers of America at their annual four-duy convention In Hot Springs, which was concluded ycslcnlay. 1 Denver, 17, served as secrclary- trcasurer' of the Stale 'FFA .last year. A member of the-sbniov class. in atfillH&iv'to' li/yjffiChrM! work^y Lenehvlllc youth 'also farms 40 acres' ol land by himself. He succeeds John Little of Paragoukl as president of the orgarj'.7,B'.lou. this presentation of Soviets Unleash Gigantic Drive Above Warsaw Rumors Rife'As To Status Of Bulgaria; Strife In Helsinki II) [lulled I'rc.v, The Cicriuans sny tho Russians hnvo uncorked n glgnnlli; new offensive northeast of Warsciw hi Poland. Tho 1 ciiomy Trnnsoccau New.v Agency, quoting n Berlin mllltury spokesman, says the Soviets have thrown fresh lrooi»s Into Ihc drive iu nn attempt (o roll up the Cier> man flank nlxivo Warsuw. Tho dispatch Indicates the Ilu.s- slnns may have crossed lliu Bug mid perhaps [mother river nmth- ciist of tho Polish cupltnl. Suuh » move might sum lo cut Nir/.l com- iminlcHllons between Warsitw nml Enst, Prussia, This would hamper enemy troop mnvimiiHitN on two ot the most Important sectors of Hie north cunvnt front. Knl» Ni'iir Danube Mouth It's pointed out that the reported offensive ulsii might bn designed lo encircle Warsaw hy linking the! northern column behind the cllyj with another unit 1 pushing up from the west.bunk of the Vistula, On tho lUiminmin front, Russian (links, troops and -horsemen have driven Into the outskirts ol [.small cm Ihc Danube river estuary. Field dispatches indicate thill Don Cossacks who vowed .to walei 1 their horses In the Danube probably are doing HI. ' Fierce fighting IN In progress nlons the approaches lo llin Danube delta, hul the Germans rnpldly air being pushed Into the river. "The breakthrough put;; the Soviets close to the northcrnmmt ot the-Uivco Dauiibe'ino'iiths. about 40 miles InliUKl from the IJIuck Sea. In the west, two Ukrainian armies are joining for u decisive advance on Huclmrct.l. They've opcn- r:d their assault on Clnliill and another bnrrlcf 1 to the wide gitp between the Danube and Ihc Car- inilhlans. Once through the opening, the Russians will Imvc no oilier major blocks In; lliqlr' path- lo tho Kimnnlnn capital nml tho oil center of Ploestl. .,<f Yanks Force Marne, Storm Into Rheims; Ily Uiilttd Prtss Amerk'nn limits nrc rcporteij to liavu forged the Mnrne ', I'ivcr 80 miles noiihcnst of 1'ariB, anil stormed into the city of Klicims. ' •" <• Other Yank vaiitfiiimls lunged iii!,o the French railway hub of Troyos Koulliciisl of Puris and 130 miles from the [Jcrmiin froiilior. Kront dispatches claim they Iiave spread out far beyond Troyes, s])ec.ding noitbeasl townrd .Alsace-" Another honor county was the Stale. Farm hit! Degrees to two Lca'chvllle delegates, L. J. Webb Jr., and Floy Reeves. Fourteen delegates from Lccahvlllc, Blylhe- vlljc, Manila, Shawnce, Luxora, and Kelscr, accompanied by their vocation agriculture teachers, attended the affair. i Blythcvlllc delegates were John Perry Hollingsworth, Richard Prlt- MassJtalds Jn Helsinki A:-,'Lon<\on.-. brniulcnst says ; tl lisslliiv swecjr'lti 'Romania"' now : Rus: Mrs. .C. D. Eaton, . whose two £ daughlcrs played at all Ihrce :hard, Jim Allen llayncs and the playgrounds and immensly enjoyed them all, salrt I just hope that the Playground Program continues after Its grand start." Compliments Directors Further proof of the success .ol the playgrounds was Ihc passing of a resolution by the Lions Club last Tuesday to express their appreciation to directors' of the Program for the outstanding work which has been done with the youngsters of of the community. Miss Warren Foster served as supervisor over the four play-, grounds. Miss Minnie ^Foster was director at Walker Park, Miss Mary Outlaw at Lange school, Miss Dorothy Jennings at Central school, ™ Stewart Ourlcy. While the 250 dele-. _ ales from'over the state were in esslon Americans Now Battling Nips On Chinese Soil By Unite* press On the Burma Road, west of the lalwcen river, perched high above :he Salween river and the Burma Road, on Mount Sungshan, are the first American soldiers to fight the Jap on Chinese soil in this war. Far removed from most of their DUddles, these GIs are giving all ;hey have In effort and in lead to jlast open the Jap-closed door lo the overland route to China. United Press- Correspondent Albert Ravenholt says these Ameri- Ican war prisoners in Chka belong to units of an anti-aircraft gun outfit, but their aim Is just as deadly for Japanese trenches and pillboxes. Correspondent Ravenholt says these American soldiers of the Orient fire through slits In their log and mud bunkers at Jap fortifications on an opposite mountain peak. And sometimes, he says, the fighting amounts to more than the shelling of fortifications. Last week Jap columns attempted to regain the slopes they had lost, but the Bure-flring GIs changed their plans. Correspondent Raveuholt quotes the Americans as saying that the Japanese aren't the only difficulty encountered on the high-flung battleground. The soldiers say that most of the time fog hangs so thickly around their position that celded at the playground. "My work; I and Artis Sawyer at the Harrison demands that I spend part of my playground. NLRB Postpones Local Election Government Agency Gives No Reason For Postponement The elcctisn, scheduled to be held yesterday morning among employees of the Rice-Stlx factory, to de- ;ermlne whether they will affiliate with the Amalgamated clothing Workers of America, has been indc- 'Initly postponed by the National Labor Relations Board, it was an nounced y'csterday. afternoon. The decision of the NLBB.was revealed to Rlcc-Stix officials yesterday morning shortly before the polling was to begin at 11 o'clock. The reason for the postponement of the election was not revealed. The union, a branch of the CIO, filed with the NLRB for the elec- tton. The stipulation was signed by both the union and the company, and was approved by the NLRB. The union's decision to call for a vote of the employees to determine If a union affiliation was desired came after eight montths of campaigning on the part of unior representatives. .-. A recent ordinance passed by th< City Council made compulsory i. license to union orgunlzczrs,, who to be eligible for the license, mus have been a resident of Blythevllli for 12 months. The organizer's ap plication for n license Is subject to Frenc/i Fleet At Toulon Total Loss To Allies TOULON, France, Aug. 2G (U.P.) —The great battleship Strasbourg s the only ship of the sculttcd French fleet which will ever sail ignln. The port engineer at Toulon reveals the rest o[ the once-proud Icct virtually Is a total loss. It was scuttled by French crews In 042 to keep it out of German lands. United Press correspondent Dana Adams Schmidt reports the 35.000 ton Strasbourg can be seen across he Toulon harbor. The huge ship dominates a ma.-a of wrecked ships, .he only warship which will float ind fight again. The Strasbourg was completed in 1S38 and carried a complement of more than 1400 men. it is Impossible to see the fight, approval of the city pouncll. No Canned Beer for Homes CHICAGO. (UP)—If all the beer cans made by the Continental Can Company so far this year wers placed end to end, they would reach from New York to Denver— but not Into any civilian homes or taverns. The company Is making millions of beer cans, but the entire output Is on Army and Navy contracts. India's Illiteracy India, the land of Immtns wealth and home of one-fifth o the world's population, with nalurn resources rivaling those of th( United States, Is SO per cent Illiterate. Only 39 per cent of Its peo pie nre well nourished, and 80,000, the merely.. a mopping ' up operation The report says the Russians shouU arrive In Bucharest within the iicxt few days. .. Now that Romania has turned ill Hie Germans, them are signs Hint other of Hitler's Balkan satellite nalloas soon may follow , the example. .A broadcast froin- Moscow says Bulgaria already lins broken relations with Germany.' Hungary Li reported In unrest following a cabinet shnkcup. And fierce lighting Is saltl to have broken out all over Qrcccc between German occupation ttoops and Greek irrcgii- lars. In .orTniuu anil Gcmmny'n Stitu' valley, and north for the Be]-', ~~ ' —*iinn border. ' -* 1 ION Miles From Germany '! The spectacular gains cut square- iicross the path of the German mles icticallhg from northern ranee. London newspapers, hulling Geri an loporls of the American cn- y Into nheims, are flaunting ban-- cr headlines, :"AIlles 108 Miles rom Goriminy." , . The first word of/ the reported' u list into Rheims came from Nazi Illtiuy commentators. They say ic Amcrluiu forced the Marno midday, hud tpread on 15 miles orlhward Into the town, 1 ' " Allied Hinldiuiarlcrs ticc::;ot coiir ' nn Ihc, td,vnnec to Rheims; but N conildule dprobalile than Genal Pollrm'1 rough riders wheeled 01II) from Tioycs over the fine nul-Mtrfacrd roads iiinnlsg thru hatcau-Thlorry Into Rheims. Capture of tho RJielms would line our armor within only 30 illcs ot the Belgian border. ' • Genrinl Eisenhowers licadquar- er.s warned the pcople.of Llftem- ouig and Alsacn-Loiralne by ra- lo todny tlmt Allied armies very oon would holl tlnoush thch lands iil.i .Germany. , Rhulnis lias always teen a king- iln In France's slrati,-lc military Iructurc. The Germans never got., or. West ot It in World War :biie. I'hc beautiful city, capital of Cham- • mgne •Province, houses one of the vortd's most 'magnificent cathcd- rnh. Tho Knisci's/ forces mauled ho cathedral teverly by artillery lombimhncnt during the last war. Kcport Sn)'s Pclajn Killed , A 1 .sDiisullonal and' unconfirmed cport comes' from Algiers that 4 Vfcilsha^ Petain has been fclzcd,by Late Bulletins KUl'KRMK llliAIKjUAitTHItS, AKK— Anii'rldin lruc>|is' liuve lauuclicil im assault nn Krcst nt- tcr 11 Irrmnulous alr-soa barrage (hut wrecked llin (icnnau bal- tfrlc.s Inslilc the lic.sli'Rrd jinrl. STOCKHOLM _ The iirosmi. (Inu of .lews In Kohiunla iniiy bo tit an mil. A ills|i.iU-h from Ilrr- llu nays tlmt the new Itniininlan government tins released nil levin and political prisoners froin con- cchtrallou cumps, KOMK—American linmlicr.i nml IlKliUrs based In Iluly flew In loiluy to R|VD uerlal support In Ilnniaiilun government farces ilcfriitlhifj tht'lr raplla! against Ur-rmini iilliirks. 7,IJIU(;H—An Amvrkmi iirmnml patrol rcitnhni the Fnmco-Kulss luirtler nl Prrly luilny. British Push Nips South In Burma Jap Radio Reports Allied Air Raid On I Wo Jima Yesterday ' !iy United rrcs'i . British ijiuiK arc (li-lving the, Jtip ' nm-se'tarlHer, south In, Burma. In the FFA at Camp joiichdale, the vocational agrlcul- ure teachers was attending a state eachcrs' conference at the Hot Springs High School. County tcach- rs attending were Freeman Roblii- pn of Blythevllle, Ray Olive of Leachville, J. S. Olive of Shawnee, Grant Collar of Luxorn, Woodrow owcll of Kelser, and Chester Atkinson of Manila, The new state president of the FFA remained In Hot Springs today to attend a leadership trailing course for officers. The other delegates returned last night. Supermarket To Open Here Soon James K. Sanders, Sr., And A. E. Henry To Operate New Store A large new supermarket in the icart of downtown Blythcvlllc |s icing completed, and will be opened about Sept. 5, the co-owner, A. E. Henry, announced today. His part- icr in Ihe business will he James K. Sanders Sr., former Blythevllle cstdcnt who will return here in he near future from Sheffield, Ala. Mr. Sanders will act as manager of the store. The Halter building at 109-111 West Main, owned by Tom Little, Is being converted from two smaller stores Into one large store measuring 50 feet by 80 feet. The new super market will have all modern equipment, Mr. Henry said. Mr. Henry will continue to man age Henry's Grocery and Market at 309 North Sixth. Finland, all madf> .out of Helsinki are reported blocked by Finnish police, who repulcdly- stagcd mass raids in the capital throughout Ihc night, • Finnish broadcast says several hundred persons were'tjucstloncd because, their identification credentials were not In order. No explanation Ls^ivcu for the checkup. ?' -. ";A,.,'cpmmiin|t|iie from,;Soutlicas Asia .headquarters says, the Brills troops "driving, toward "Mognuli Imvc captured a. vlllnge 20 mile southwest of the Jap stronghold. . At the snmc time, -Foiirlccnl Army troops seized- « village flv miles from the Ohlnclwlii, Hvc Other Allied troops hi Ihc Chi hills made hew advances along th Tlildlm road. Meanwhile, Amurtciin Llbcrnto bombers arc carrying on the offci slvo hi China. Gc'ncral Btllwcll headquarters snys.that Llbcrnto oil Thuisriay smashpd.Jap rail,an river transportation hi Hunan pro vlnce, anij bombed the docks i Amoy. Two freighters were sent Ihe holtom near Hongkong. The Japs say • that America Dombcrs again blasted Iwo Jim 7SO miles south of Tokyo. According to radio Tokyo, 10 Lll crntors struck at the Island In (I Volcnnos yesterday. The last attack on Iwo Jima thn Is confirmed by, Allied sources w; 14 Sweet Potatoes Found Growing In One Hill True to the tradition ot abundant crops in Mississippi County, this fertile delta soil produced 14 sweet potatoes from one hill, and eight potatoes came [rom another hill In a Blythcvlllc vegetable garden, Andy Wood, Negro preacher, singer, and farmer, Informed the Courier News this morning. The -14 potatoes which Aildy iroughl Into the Courier office weighed a total of four pounds. He aid that he usually averages five r six potatoes a hill In his garden n the Davis Addition, 12th and ^sh streets. New York Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close 2118 2092 2059 2156 2138 2120 2103 2011 2168 2141 2118 2092 2052 2156 2138 2125 2121 2102 2095 2010 20C6 2165 2165 2146 2144 Chicago Rye r open high low close Sept. . 107',!, 10754 106-V, 101 Weather ARKANSAS —Considerable clou- llness, scattered thundcrshowcrs his afternoon and In cast and south portions tonight. Sunday, inrtly cloudy slightly cooler' south wrtlon and In northwest portion onlght. . : FrpnclnVpntrlots r andV shot." The Mn.rtl> African,dispatch says tlvs Vichy leader ' was arrested b'y French Forces of. the 'Interior at Met!!, near tho German border ^ French Quarters In London term the ttni-y .incredible, because tli'6 iged collaborationist has never jccn Included on the Partisans' death Hat of traitors Petnln had previously been reported, token to Germany by tho Gcsliinb, Auollicr rumor, this time eman- InB ffqiri Stockholm, claims that Field Marshal Guonther Von Klugs, Germa'i)- ; conimander-ln-chlef in northern France,- has been killed. A spokesman for the Na?l Legation to tho Swedish capital pays ho can neither confirm nor deny the story. ' . Both .'.'the .rightful., capital of France and the ersatz, capital figure- draluatlcally in's swift- moving developments Vichy Liberated A Fighting French radio station says Fri!nch Partisans have achieved the complete liberation of Vichy. on Wcttne.sdiiy. There nrj no reports of a tlon In the southwest Pacific. 1!.. . . . .. Lord McimLbnLlcn has just. relcas-,'Ihc transmitter, giving Vichy as cd statistics on enemy casualties In 1'ls location, claims patriot forces Southeastern Asia. I have crushed the vestige of enemy The Allied commander says that resistance. nearly 42.000 Japs have been killed In the theatre under his command since the first of the year. Mount- In Paris, General Eisenhower says Allied nrmpr and infantry are streaming into the freed metropolis. batten also reports tlmt 1000 Jap Nearly- all German and Fascist re- planes have been knocked out of: slslancc has been squashed through- thn skies over Southeast Asia since out' the city. The German corn- last November, mid tlmt tho Allies mandcr of the Paris region toured now control tho air. N. 0. Cotton Mar. May July Oct. Dec. open high low close 2124 2132 2090 2107 20G5 2012 2JG1 2IIV7 2139 2148 212-1 2099 2065 2t(M 2138 2128 2103 2011 21(i5 2145 2126 20D9 2061 21C2 2145 Chicago Wheat open high low close Sept. . 155Vj 15G 155V; 155T<> 155S Dec. . 153'* 15-t 153'.4 153!(, 153% Nazis Fail To Get Typewriters Of United Press Bureau In Paris PARIS, Ailg. 26. (OP)—The Unit-. mans arrived in 1910. She rccog- cd Press Bureau in Paris Is running full blast again—and the Germans did not gel the typewriters after all. It's quite. a story—about those typewriters. ' Correspondents Henry Gorrell and Richard McMillan, along with Ernie Pylc of Scrlpps-Howard papers, made their way to the bureau In the Rue DCS Itallcns near the opera, through barricades of cobblestones, tree branches and overturned trucks: To'get Into the bureau, they Had to pass a couple of Nazi tanks which (he French Partisans had destroyed by throwing champagne bottles filled with gasoline at them. Arrived at the bureau, they were welcomed by the feminine French concierge, the same one who took care of the building back before the 000 of them are perpetually hungry. Dec. . 20514 100% 10514 105% 105% U, P. staff departed when the Ger- Ihe capital last night with Allied officers after signing : ft 1 six-point surrender demand. .He : instructed his troops to lay down their artps. A Berlfh broadcast, : framed .for German .domestic consumption, declares tlie . surrender order Was "forged and freely invented." The enemy radio claims Nazi troops are ; till fighting inside the capital Elsewhere in north France, official reports confirm the frantic flight of the German 15th Army from the robot bomb coast. The Nazis art retreating .under heavy Allied . and air attacks. nlzcd McMillan and greeted him effusively. Gorrell and McMillan had dispatches to write and they wanted lo know If the krauts had found the typewriters hidden away so carefully in 1940. The concierge exclaimed: "Just a moment" and ran out the door. Half an hour later she came back with Emllio Herrero, smiling broadly and carrying a dusty American type • writer. ' Then the correspondents went to Emliio's home and found all the typewriters, dusty hut safe. Emillo, a U. P. employe, had guarded them against scouring German patrols for four long years, along \vllh cci'-- tain confidential records from the bureau. American, British and Canadian troops have joined hands eight inlles Mow the Seine river city.,of Rouen and threaten to break into Rotten any moment.- • V Drive Up Rhone Valley •The Allies are moving freely along the opposite bank of the Seine; from Le '. Havre. The big German coastal batteries in the port have remained silent so far. In southern France, American columns speared to the Rhone river at several points, and are pressing on Lyons. Their lunge -up the Rhone river valley is carrying them through the ancletit Invasion route. to central Europe. t . The Yanks have seized Aglgnon, Aries and Tarascon.. A' .London broadcast says, American spearheads are' 17 miles northwest of Avignon. A German ^broadcast says fierce fighting Is under way in the Rhone valley The Nazi radio declares motorized^, American detachments nre trying to prevent Wehrmacht increments in the direction of Lyons. " Reports from Perplcnnn; liear thft (Contlnned on pafe 2) <

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